Appeals court sides with Nintendo in Wii Balance Board patent lawsuit

Nintendo has prevailed in the US Court of Appeals to uphold the company’s victory in a patent-infringement case involving the Wii Balance Board.

The Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court that Nintendo did not infringe IA Labs’ patent, and also upheld the lower court’s ruling that IA Labs must pay Nintendo more than $236k in attorneys’ fees.

"We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway said.

"Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits, like the IA Labs lawsuit, when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent."

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